Thursday, March 31, 2011

Midweek Throwdown Challenge at OWH

I'm getting a taste of what it's like to be an empty nester this week. My daughter is in Germany for spring break with her German club from high school. I guess this is what it will be like when she goes away to college in the fall. I go to Green Bay on Saturday to pick her up. I am ready for her to come home, though... It's been long enough. I miss her! But I have enjoyed the time with my hubby, too. :)

Yeah! I got a card done for the Midweek Throwdown challenge over at OWH. The challenge this week was a K-9 theme. Use dogs on a card. I love this stamp by Whipper Snapper stamps. I'm pretty sure this is what my dogs do all day when I'm at work... ;)

Let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by! Until next time...

Monday, March 28, 2011

More Coffee Please?

The challenge at Hambo Hoedown this week was to use the "More Please?" digi that I got for playing the challenge last week. This is what I came up with. I used the same sketch for the S&S Sketch Challenge this week, too. Here it is!

Isn't that image just the cutest?! Some days I feel like I need a cup of coffee that big! You know, after posting this, I visited the Hambo Hoedown blog and I discovered I totally missed the part of the challenge that I was supposed to use a sketch for this card as well as the digi stamp... It's kinda close to the sketch. I guess I learned a lesson... I had better read the WHOLE post instead of getting all excited to get crafting and skipping half of the post!! Until next time...

S&S Sketch Challenge #62

Hi everyone! I get several cards done over the weekend. I did the Stars & Stamps Sketch #62 challenge using the bonus sketch this week.. I really, really liked this sketch. It was so versatile and easy to modify so that the cards each looked unique. It's simple and clean. Loved it! Here's the sketch:

And here's my cards!

I'd love to hear what you think! Leave me your comments, please! Well, until next time

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

S&S Challenge

Stars & Stamps blog challenge to us this week is to make cards for kids. I got one done tonight. (I was a bit too distracted by American Idol!) I thought this card would be so fitting for a teenage girl's birthday. My teenage daughter thought so, too. What do you think? Well, until next time...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hambo Hoedown Challenge

I'm did a challenge at a new blog site, Hambo Hoedown, that I recently discovered through my friend, Robin. They have the cutest stamps! Well, the challenge was to use a Hambo stamp (I used a digi stamp) and glitter, bling, Stickles, etc... I used Stickles on the inner tube and on the sandals as well as Diamond Glaze on the glass to mimic liquid and on the water for the same effect and the brads are glitter brads.

Hope you like it! Let me know what you think! I love to see your comments!

Until next time...

Monday, March 21, 2011

S&S Sketch Challenge #61

I made these two cards today for the Stars & Stripes sketch challenge #61. I didn't follow it exactly, but it's pretty close. I used two stamped images that I acquired through a stamped image swap (I think they are Stampin' Up images), the coffee bean border is a printable background digi-stamp from the Cutting Cafe and the striped paper is wallpaper. Doesn't the textured tan paper look just like the sleeves that come on our froo-froo coffees?!

First, the sketch...

Well, until next time...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

OWH Stars & Stripes Facebook Card Party

OWH had a Facebook card party this weekend. I didn't join in until after it had started so I never completed all the card challenges, but I did get a few done. One of the challenges I had previously posted for the scallop challenge on the OWH Stars & Stripes blog, but here's the others I did.

Well, until next time...

Stars & Stamps Midweek Throwdown Challenge

Here's a card I made for the OWH Stars & Stamps Facebook card party this weekend. It just so happens that it meets the Midweek Throwdown challenge on the blog, as well. Thanks for bringing that to my attention, Sandy! ;) The challenge was to use scallops on a card and I did just that on this one.

Leave me some love, if you like it!

Until next time...

Sunday, March 13, 2011

OWH Sketch #60

Did the Stars & Stripes Sketch Challenge #60 today. That was a really fun sketch to work with!

Here's what I came up with...

Let me know what you think!
Until next time...

Saturday, March 12, 2011

OWH Dotty Challenge

Operation Write Home had a dotty challenge this week. These two cards qualify for that challenge.

Until next time...

Monday, March 7, 2011

OWH Sketch #59

I did these super cute cards for any hero cards for OWH and they followed the OWH card sketch, too.

Here's the sketch:

And here's the cards:

Well, until next time...

Weekend Card Making

I did some card making this weekend. I had so much fun. Watched an "Indiana Jones" marathon and got some cards done! I'm really trying to replenish my card stash and get some cards for OWH done, too.

Hope you enjoy them!

Until next time...

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Tall Oaks Retreat Layouts

I went to a scrapbook retreat at Tall Oaks in Minocqua the end of January with a great group of gals! There were some old friends and I got to meet several new friends. I absolutely love going to these retreats. It's so fun to get together with a group of people that have the same passion as me. Plus, the food ain't bad, either!!! Tee, hee! Here's some layouts that I completed while there.

Double page layout:

Left close-up:
Right close-up:

Double page layout:
Left close-up:
Right close-up:

Enjoy! And remember to leave me some love! Until next time...

Yes, I'm Still Alive!

My life has been quite complicated over the last several months with many ups and downs, but mostly downs... I have just recently begun to make time once again for card making and scrapbooking. It feels good and it certainly is a good stress release for me! It lets me at least temporarily forget my troubles for a time...

Anyway, here's some new cards I've done. Hope you enjoy taking a peek! Let me know what you think. I love reading your comments!

Well, until next time...